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What are the usual causes of bipolar affective disorder?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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In brief: Genetics

Bipolar disorder is a highly genetic disorder, so most people inherit the predisposition.
Also stimulant drugs like the amphetamines can also produce symptoms of mania. There are also people who are susceptible to marked sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep for several days has been know to cause symptoms that look like mania.

In brief: Genetics

Bipolar disorder is a highly genetic disorder, so most people inherit the predisposition.
Also stimulant drugs like the amphetamines can also produce symptoms of mania. There are also people who are susceptible to marked sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep for several days has been know to cause symptoms that look like mania.
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